Earlier this year Plex acquired video news service Watchup and now the company is introducing Plex News. Plex News is a new customizable and personalized streaming news content option for your Plex services. Plex is already a powerful media hub for all of your local and shared content, why not throw a bit of personalized news content into the mix. Here are the key points to Plex News:
- Plex now serves up important and personalized streaming news content from national, international, and local news sources via 190 providers (and growing), including CBS News, CNN, A+J, IGN, Cheddar, Mic, and more.
- Plex News is free and requires no subscription or hefty setup and no Plex Media Server – simply sign up for Plex, download the app(s)/platforms of your choice, and begin to customize your news feed.
- For current Plex users, it’s the perfect compliment to your personal media libraries and Live TV/DVR content.
- Currently available on Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android mobile, and iOS, with other platforms to follow.
Starting with our recent acquisition of Watchup, we’ve worked hard to partner with the most reputable and trustworthy news sources around the world to bring you coverage from a wide variety of viewpoints. We have over 190 global publisher partners (and growing!), including international sources, like CNN, CBS, Financial Times, and Euronews, and local news sources for over 80% of markets in the US. We also have regional content for many other countries and we’re continually adding new sources. So whether you’re a #woke hipster or an old man yelling at a cloud, we’ve got something for you.
News for Plex will be rolling out to all users over the next 48 hours, starting with Plex Pass subscribers, and is supported on Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android Mobile, and iOS. As always, other platforms will follow. This feature is ad-supported which means that it comes at no additional cost to you, allowing everyone to enjoy high quality news content.